[quote="OneHolyCathAp, post:6, topic:344074"]
I was in third grade at confirmation, and asked about a patron saint for artists. My mother chose St. Cecilia for me, who is a patron for musicians, as close as she could find to artists.
Co-incidence or God-incidence? I am now a music minister in my parish! Thanks, St. Cecilia!
Against my mother's wishes, at age 14, I chose St. Dymphna, the patron saint of mental illness, because I thought her name was pretty, no matter her 'story'. She preferred Sts. Cecelia, Anne, Teresa (Avila or Liseaux) and a few others.
Fast forward: many years later, I began suffering from severe depression and found out that it runs in my birthfamily; my birthfather has fairly severe mental illness, and when I found him, displayed similar traits as to St. Dymphna's father.
(I also had foot surgery on my broken foot a few years ago, which turned out to be St. Cecelia's feast day....the priest said he'd pray for her to play me a 'foot note'!!)
I started using the term God-incidence recently (never heard anyone else say it before!); all good things come from Him, even the small things!
God will lead you and guide you, even if you don't think you are being led by Him. :)